Schools will be closed on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th an Wednesday 17th February. As this is a short term closure, teachers have prepared some general activities to support learning from home if you wish.

Activities will be published through the school website on Monday 15th February by approximately 10am. We will send families a notification on the Compass Newsfeed when this is complete.

As part of remote and flexible learning this week, teachers will need to complete attendance. Students will be invited to drop in to their teacher’s WebEx classrooms each day. Teachers will publish times for the open webex. If these times do not work for your family, please let your teacher know so they can speak with them on the phone or organise another time. As always, we are conscious that Remote Learning means flexible learning, and this includes flexibility for family arrangements.

Resources to support Remote and Flexible Learning

(from 2020 Remote & Flexible Learning)

The Department also has a range of options for you to continue to support your child in their learning, available at the Learning from Home webpage. A web page with Learning from Home tips is available at: Support your child’s learning and this is available in more than 30 languages on Translated advice about learning from home.

Information that might be of assistance to you in talking to your child about COVID-19 is available. If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist. Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

The Department COVID-19 helpline is also available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm on 1800 338 663. If you know a family who speak a language or languages other than English and you know they would like further information, interpreting services are available by phoning 131 450 first.

For families with a child with a disability, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) has additional information: https://www.acd.org.au/covid-19-latest-information/.

And, finally, a reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested at a COVID-19 testing facility and stay home.

Each family should regularly check the list of public exposure sites in Victoria (where a person with COVID-19 has attended), and if anyone in the family has attended a site at the times listed, follow the instructions given.

If you have any questions, please contact your class teacher or the school office on 03 9375 2511.